How to Get Rid of Cellulite Using Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy, the use of herbal essential oils, is a natural, inexpensive way to get rid of cellulite. Why choose aromatherapy for cellulite removal, rather than the vast range of commercial cellulite treatments? Because, while these commercial products may help improve the appearance of the affected area, they may do little for cellulite reduction. And, they are expensive! Rather than those costly treatments, aromatherapy essential oils smell heavenly and also possess powerful compounds that can help with cellulite removal.
Improve your blood circulation with essential oils. One of the causes of cellulite is poor circulation, which tends to cause or aggravate cellulite. The essential oils listed below have also been proven to help improve circulation to help get rid of cellulite. Used in combination with massage, the following oils are an effective treatment for cellulite: benzoin, black pepper, geranium, grapefruit, pine, juniper, lavender, lemon, lemongrass and sweet marjoram.
Use diuretic essential oils to ease fluid retention. Another one of the proven causes of cellulite is excess fluid, when water accumulates around the fatty deposits in the affected area. The following essential oils have strong diuretic properties, to alleviate fluid retention particularly in the affected area: sweet fennel, pine, juniper, mandarin, grapefruit and geranium.
Choose up to three of the essential oils listed in Step #1 or #2 above. Blend two drops of each essential oil in 30 ml of carrier oil. While you can use any carrier oil, two carrier oils in particular are most effective in cellulite removal. Avocado oil penetrates deeply. And grape seed oil is a mild astringent, which is good for your skin. Olive oil is a good substitute if you can’t get either of these.
Massage the blended oils into the affected area. Use fairly vigorous circular motions, always massaging upward, toward your heart. This will aid circulation, while helping drain toxins into the lymph glands. This will be even more effective if you can do this massage while lying down with your legs straight up, or perhaps propped against a wall. Massage the oils into the affected area for about ten minutes.
Now use gentle strokes from the affected area on your leg, upward toward the lymph nodes in the groin area. This will help with lymph drainage. Repeat this process once daily.